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Winter Warriors: Coats



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Slopes Soldier
You probably know extreme sports outfitters DC for their skate shoes (or from their logo plastered all over Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory), but rock this down-insulated number—loaded with plenty of pockets for your iPhone, your flask, and your dog-eared copy of the newest Maxim—and you’ll look as fly shredding the slopes as prowling the streets. 
DC, $300, dcshoes.com

LifeSaver
Named after the world’s deadliest mountain range, the Eddie Bauer Kara Koram parka is a replica of the jacket that mountaineer Charles Houston called “the finest article of cold-weather, high-altitude equipment I have ever seen” after his legendary assault on K2 in 1953. He should know: Houston’s team survived the expedition despite being pinned down for 10 days at 25,519 feet.
Eddie Bauer, $269, eddiebauer.com

Urban Explorer
If your cold-weather adventures are more likely to go down in the concrete canyons than the arctic tundra, this poly-filled wool parka is the one for you: casual but fashionable, subtle with a rock’n’roll edge. In other words, it’s perfect for a night out on the town when Mother Nature is doing all she can to keep you inside.
INC International Concepts, $199, select Macy’s Stores

Retro Rebel
This paratrooper parka from Polo Ralph Lauren harks back to the Korean War, when freedom-fighting cold warriors battled the elements—and the Soviets—in style. Its shearling trim and hood will keep your mug toasty, while the three-quarter length will protect you from the winter’s worst. You’ll also look as hardcore in the frigid wild as you do on the windswept sidewalks of the big city.
Polo Ralph Lauren, $795, ralphlauren.com